- March 8th, 2015
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It’s time to celebrate the many wonderful, beautiful and varied achievements and challenges of women in our world today.
This year’s International Women’s Day (March 8th) remembers the significant Beijing roadmap signed 20 years ago that set the agenda for 189 governments in realizing’ women’s rights. The theme of this year’s event is to remember the hurdles that have been surmounted but to recognise those that lie ahead, with the idea of imagining what an equitable world might be for women. The theme therefore is “Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity: Picture it!”
And with that in mind here are some images to inspire and uplift you of what women do around the world in their role as mothers, workers, creative artists, sisters and carers, but also to challenge us that women’s rights and gender equality still need our attention and that we should all seek for a world where women and girls have the choice of being involved in politics, being educated, generating an income and living a life free of violence or discrimination.
Note: Some of these images were taken by women in my Cameras for Asia classes and included in order to recognise and celebrate their talents. To see more images of women in my database go to this link.
For facts and details about the struggle of women around the world here are some great links:
UN factsheet about International Women’s Day with critical areas of concern
Infographic about women’s literacy and education